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Joining mbb soon & am trying to figure out ways to network my way onto a friendly team with manageable wlb. I have previous consulting experience and learned that the team you work with is much more important than the type of work. Any advice on how I could do this?

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While you can network a bit it really just comes down to what projects have space for someone at your tenure when you’re up for staffing. At least for your first couple projects it might just be you get what you get

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Your team constantly changes and you’ll likely be direct staffed your first couple projects. Talk to people about their experiences once you join - we’re open about who we’ve enjoyed working with (or not)

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